Scottsdene man with arrest warrant caught with 166 ‘stoppe’

Kraaifotein police nabbed a man with 166 parcels of dagga at his Scottsdene home on Friday October 21. The officers went to the house in Klipbok Street, Scottsdene, to arrest the man for an unspecified crime when they found him with the dagga “stoppe”.

The man appeared in court on Monday October 24, said station commander Brigadier Gerda van Niekerk.

While in the area for an interview, the Northern News saw three police vans pull up near a notorious drug den in Botfontein Road, where they searched two young men.

After the stop-and-search, the men told this reporter that the police had told them they were looking for drugs. Brigadier Van Niekerk said police were very concerned about the “big quantities” of drugs passing through Kraaifontein.

She referred to a mandrax factory police shut down in Kraaifontein Industrial a few years ago as well as the arrest of a suspected drug dealer with more than
R900 000 in mandrax tablets, after a high-speed chase in Scottsville on Monday October 17. (“Suspect in court after Scottsville drug arrest,” Northern News, October 19).

Typhenne Jantjies, 26, appeared in the Kuils River Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday October 19. He faces charges related to dealing in drugs. He was released on
R100 000 bail.

Brigaider Van Nieker said dagga, tik and mandrax were rife in Kraaifontein. More than 3 000 people were arrested for drug-related crimes last year.

“The Kraaifontein SAPS cannot work alone. They need the help of the community.

“The community must provide the information.

“The where and when drug deals are happening.” She urged anyone with information to contact the Kraaifontein police at 021 980 5533.

* Kraaifontein police arrested a Scottsdene man in Botfontein Road on Saturday October 22, at about 10.30am.

The man had been acting suspiciously and ran when officers approached him.

The man pulled a gun when the officers told him to stop. The officers fired a warning a shot and the man dropped his firearm, which turned out to be fake.

The 25-year-old man appeared at the Kuils River Magistrate’s Court on charges of pointing a firearm at police and being in possession of a counterfeit firearm.

* Two armed men robbed a Brackenfell butchery last Tuesday.

Police said the men entered the business in Old Paarl Road and demanded cash and cellphones.

They took an undisclosed amount of cash, two cellphones and a handbag, said Brackenfell police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Erica Crous. The robbers fled in a blue Toyota Yaris. No shots were fired and there were no injuries, she said.

The robbers are still at large.